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'The Bald Soprano' at King Street Theatre

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Emu Productions and King Street Theatre are proud to present a strictly limited season of 'The Bald Soprano' or 'The Bald Prima Donna', the first ever anti-play written by Romanian-French playwright Eugène Ionesco.

This absurdist play was first performed in France as 'La Cantatrice Chauve' in 1950 and has been in permanent showing at the Theatre de la Huchette in France, which received a Molière d'honneur for its performances. With a record number of interpretations, it has become one of the most performed plays in France!

Ionesco was inspired by the English middle class of the day and in particular intrigued by the banality of the expressions used in an English-language phrase book.

Mr and Mrs Smith are in for the evening and expect Mr & Mrs Martin… or not? Mary the maid is going about her usual chores but why does the Fire Chief appear at their door, considering there is no fire? And all this before the TV or the mobile phone was invented!

This production is directed and designed by Barry Walsh, with costume design by Luciana Nguyen, sound design by Cheng Tang and AV design by Tim Hope.

The cast includes Timothy Hope, Emily May, Matthew Neto, Luciana Nguyen, Cheng Tang and Rhiannon Watson.

'The Bald Soprano' will play at King Street Theatre from 15th to 26th March, 2016; Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30pm and Wednesday & Thursday school matinees at 11am. It is suitable for ages 12 and up.

Tickets are priced as follows: Adult $35, Concession $30 and Groups of 10 or more as $27pp.

To make a booking please visit or 0423 082 015.

For more information on this production, please visit

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When: 15 – 26 March @ 7:30pm Matinees @ 11am on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Where: 1st floor, 644 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Cost: Adult $ 35 | Concession $ 30 |Groups 10 or more – $ 27
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